Act for the liberation of David Baillie

Her majesty's high commissioner and the estates of parliament, having heard the petition of David Baillie, prisoner in the castle of Stirling, humbly showing to them that whereas the petitioner has been a long time in prison in the castle of Stirling and other places, and that it is extremely prejudicial to his health to continue any longer in prison, he being reduced to that weakness and ill state of health that he is scarce able to walk and, therefore, humbly craving that his grace and the estates of parliament would ordain him to be set at liberty, he always enacting himself to appear when called, as the said petition bears. Which, being considered by her majesty's commissioner and the estates foresaid, they by their interlocutor thereon ordained the petitioner to be set at liberty, he finding caution when called to appear before the parliament, in the terms of which interlocutor and conforming to the sixth act of the ninth session of King William's parliament, William [Forrester], lord Forrester did, before extracting hereof, become bound as cautioner and surety for the said David Baillie, petitioner, that he should when called appear before the said high court of parliament, and that under the penalty of 1,000 merks Scots money. In respect whereof, her majesty's high commissioner and the said estates do hereby ordain him the said David to be set at liberty in manner foresaid. Extract.

  1. NAS. PA2/38, f.171v.